concerned, this is a very nice Cragganmore and a swimmer at that.
The nose is clean and
malty. Reminds me a bit of pastry. Lemon tart. Pears and flowers, too. Some
freshly cut grass. Rather mild, despite the almost 60%. After a few moments it
becomes a bit darker in aroma. Loads of caramel and some butter. A touch bourbonny
with a twig of mint. Diluted it becomes wrapped in citrusy notes.
The attack is
powerful and rather sharp. The lead is not for apricots, rhubarb and
gooseberries. The mint becomes menthol, the lemon becomes lime, the pastry
becomes nuts. This is quite nice, but let me add some water. That takes of the
sharp edges and makes it somewhat sweeter (more honey and some toffee) and
hence more palatable.
Long, spicy finish.